It's been three weeks and my plants have really taken off with the new CFLs. The plants have grown in so much I'm having to cut them back to keep them under control!
You can see an oto cat stuck to the glass, helping out with the brown algae bloom coming from the tank being up and running for almost two months. He has friends, there are a total of three on clean up duty. The just have to be swapped from side to side as needed. Not. EASY. They are quick little devils, and as my tank is becoming heavily planted, there are a lot of places to hide. i had a lot of damage control to do after today's side swap.
I still have ghost shrimp hiding away in there. With all of the plants, it's harder to count, but I saw three all at the same time today so I'm pretty sure I still have my four ghosties in there.
So what to do with all of my cuttings and my little one gallon tank? I went ahead and set up the one gallon with a sponge filter and my cuttings as a future nano tank for some red cherry shrimp, probably just three or four. If they reproduce? Lunch is served for the bettas.
It should be cute when it grows in.